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1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport

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mess_85_1

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Im needing some help for mounting on a 99 Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport. I know space is extremely limited. Here is what i have to work with: Uniden bcd396t with reomote head, enough coax to do circles around the jeep, four switch box (squad car style) for the radio, rechargable flashlight, fornt and rear aux lights, and more (20 amps per switch), and trying to stay with either a small magnet mount antenna from groves or a window mount. The jeep is an automatic with the 4x4 selector lever to the right of the gear selector. any ideas greately appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I'd say take advantage of the remote head and stick the main radio under the seat. dunno what to tell you about everything else though.
 

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Ok, late-model Cherokees can be a pit of a pain to install in, but you have a couple of options. One is mounting the switch box to the RH side of the console towards the heater controls. I've seen UHF Motorola radios mounted there many times without a problem. It limits how far forward the pass. seat can go, but if you are like me, once the seats get set where you want, they don't really move much. Then I'd suggest mounting the remote head of the radio next to, or above or hung just below the rear-view mirror. A satalite radio-type mount, if you will. Then put the radio guts under the backseat next to the jack.

Your other option is to mount them on a self-made or a large old-style cell phone tower screwed to the back RH side of the console, and have it come up between the pass seat and console. This is the least ideal for having a passenger, and it looks kinda bad, but you will have the switches and radio closer.

I've done installs on several Cherokees and either way seems to work.
 
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